Yesterday was Tuesday, tomorrow’s Thursday so that must mean today is Working Mommy Wednesday!!
Are you the Mom you thought you would be?
Oooh…we’re getting deep today!! I’d like to think that where it really matters, I’m the mom I thought I would be. I’m not the helicopter mom that won’t let her little one get dirty, get scraped up, or make mistakes here or there. On the other hand, at the tender age of 19 (almost 20 *gasp*) months, I’m very proud of how obedient and well-behaved Brooke is. She has boundaries and expectations and I’m hopeful that we will be able to maintain this into her teenage years!!
One area where I stray from the vision my 6-year old self may have had would be the fact that I’m not a stay-at-home mom. My mother stayed home with us and that’s what I’ve wanted and will always want for my children. Unfortunately, that’s not a reality for us but we make the most of it. What I lack in quantity of time we are together, I try to make up for in the quality of our time together. The housework suffers (you do NOT want to drop by unannounced) but I’m hopeful that when Brooke is older and starts to remember her childhood she knows there is very little I wouldn’t drop in an instant when she brings me a book to read, game to play, problem at school, etc.
I think its very easy to have grand ideas of motherhood before it is thrust upon you. I was 100% convinced that I was going to make baby food for Brooke. A couple days after she started solids, I was stocking up on stage 1 food at the store when the reality sunk in that it was not going to fit into our schedule. I was going to excluisvely breastfeed but Brooke went to the NICU at birth and they gave her formula and that snowballed into a whole host of problems. Things change, my parenting style has evolved but one thing remains….the love I have for that little girl is more than I could have ever imagined!!!
If you’re a blogger, write a post about how close you are to the mom you wanted to be and link it up at Julia’s blog. And if you’re not, I’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments.